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Printing Lingo: What is Perforating?

In the commercial printing industry, Perforating refers to a procedure that creates a series of small punctures in paper or cardstock, usually along a straight line, to allow a portion of the printed piece to be easily detached by hand. A...

Many print clients request Matte Paper when Uncoated Paper is actually a better fit for their project. Here is an explanation of how these two paper stocks differ…

Being a commercial printer, I receive quote requests for a variety of print projects every day. One thing I have noticed is that when a low-luster paper stock is desired, the quote request will frequently describe the paper as "Matte." But...

Map Printing: Choosing a Size for your Folded Map

Most printed maps are oversized documents. So, unless a map is to be mounted on a wall or other flat surface, it is usually folded using a sequence of vertical and horizontal folds. Folding reduces the physical size of the map, making it...

Printing Lingo: What is Grayscale Printing?

Color Image vs Grayscale Image In the realm of commercial printing, the term Grayscale refers to a technique for creating images, such as photographs or designs, using different percentages of black ink to create varying shades of gray....

Oversized Printing: Attaining the Best Value on Long Runs of Large Posters, Charts, and Wall Maps

When looking to produce posters, charts, wall maps or other large prints, the order quantity is generally what determines the most cost-effective production method for a particular project. For example,...

Custom-Printed Binders: An Overview of the Most Popular Types of Ringed Binders

A Ringed Binder, such as the popular 3-Ring Binder, is a time-tested binding method for organizing and storing a collection of documents. The primary benefit of a ringed binder is that pages and inserts can be added or removed very...

Book Printing: Important Tips for Designing the Spine of a Hardcover or Perfect Bound Book

In addition to printing presses, commercial book printers use many other types of equipment to assist with book production. For example, trimming, scoring, folding, gluing and other bindery operations are all performed with the aid of...

Children's Hardcover Book Printing: Five Things to Consider

Books for young children require different features and construction elements than other types of printed books Children's Books must be designed to capture and hold the attention of a child. Unlike...

Hardcover Book Printing: Short Runs are Surprisingly Affordable

Need a short run of Hardcover Books printed? It's more Affordable than you might think! Have you written a children's book and are now looking for a printer to produce it as a hardcover version? Are you planning a milestone anniversary and...

Book Printing: The Top 10 Benefits of Hardcover Binding

A beautiful example of a Wedding memory book created with Hard Cover Binding...elegant yet functional Hard Cover Binding, also referred to as Casebound, Hardbound, or Hardback Binding, adds an element of quality and prestige to printed...

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